LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Netskope, the leader in safe cloud enablement, has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2015 for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security. Netskope is recognized in the Excellence category for Rookie Security Company of the Year, which acknowledges its superior security products that help customers address the most pressing cybersecurity threats. The winner will be announced at the SC Awards 2015 ceremony to be held April 21, 2015 in San Francisco.
"From Home Depot, to JP Morgan, to Sony, cyber attackers showed new levels of sophistication and determination in their attacks in 2014," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. "With mounting headlines, it's more important than ever to recognize the tireless efforts of the men and women across the globe who work to combat these threats and provide cybersecurity to organizations large and small."
The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, are the information security industry's most prominent recognition. Winners in the Excellence category are decided by an expert panel of judges, hand-picked by SC Magazine's editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The awards honor both the cybersecurity professionals working in the trenches, and the products and services that help protect today's corporate world from a myriad of ever-changing threats.
"In today's increasingly connected world, security has become a central tenet of c-suite conversations due to the significant impact it can have on everything from a company's brand, to employee productivity, and the bottom line. We live in a world where the growing number of devices and apps we use to work and collaborate are increasingly brought in by end users or departments without IT involved. This can unleash productivity and agility, but poses an ever-increasing problem for IT," said Sanjay Beri, CEO and co-founder, Netskope. "It's an honor to be recognized for our efforts to combat the large security and governance problems this creates head-on, and to enable enterprises to securely take advantage of services like cloud apps without disrupting end user behavior. We look forward to enabling IT to continue to adapt and evolve as cloud app ecosystems grow in the enterprise for years to come."
"Netskope's solution represents some of the most innovative and effective security technology on the market today," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. "As attackers develop and practice new approaches to compromising sensitive information, companies are challenged to keep pace. Netskope was named an SC Award finalist for its efforts to raise the bar for the security industry."
Winners of this year's SC Awards U.S. will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2015. This is one of the most anticipated IT security events of the year and promises excitement and invaluable networking opportunities with some of the top corporate IT professionals in the country. To attend the awards, please register online.
About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (New York, Chicago, Toronto, London), SC Awards, SC Marketscope and SC Magazine Newswire.
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Netskope™ is the leader in safe cloud enablement. Only the Netskope Active Platform™ gives IT the ability to find, understand, and secure sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, organizations can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. With Netskope, the business can move fast, with confidence. Serving a broad customer base including leading healthcare, financial services, high technology, and retail enterprises, Netskope has been named to CIO Magazine's top 10 cloud security startups and featured in such business media as CBS News, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Netskope is headquartered in Los Altos, California. Visit us at www.netskope.com and follow us on Twitter @Netskope.
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